Professional start list revealed for IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria and IRONMAN 70.3 Luxenbembourg-Region Moselle

Two-time Olympic Games gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee (GBR), takes on defending champion, Ivan Tutukin (KAZ), in a professional field featuring Cameron Wurf (AUS), Michael Weiss (AUT), Lukasz Wojt (DEU) and Arnaud Guilloux (FRA) on June 18th at IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria

IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria professional women’s field to feature Laura Zimmerman (DEU), Lotte Wilms (NLD), Alexandra Tondeur (BEL), Simone Mitchell (GBR) and Jade Nicole Roberts (ZAF)

IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle to feature a professional men’s field on June 18th with the likes of Rico Bogen (DEU), Miki Taagholt (DNK), Gregory Barnaby (ITA), Justus Nieschlag (DEU), Filipe Azevedo (PRT) and Youri Keulen (NLD) fighting for a chance to win an IRONMAN 70.3 title

The 2023 triathlon season continues with more professional athletes converging to battle it out for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon bragging rights. This time the focus shifts to Austria and Luxembourg with exciting start lists announced for IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria and IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Region Moselle with both events taking place on Sunday, June 18th

IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria

Known as one of the most beautiful races in the world, IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria has become legendary among athletes. This year we celebrate the 24th edition of the event, with over 3 000 athletes taking part. This much anticipated Austrian event also offers men’s and women’s Qualifying slots to the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Nice, France on September 10, 2023 (men), and Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14, 2023 (women).

The professional men’s field features two-time Olympic Games gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee (GBR), who will be looking for his first IRONMAN win of the season against defending champion, Ivan Tutukin (KAZ), who finished sixth at this year’s Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Championship, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series. The start list will also feature professional triathlete and cyclist, Cameron Wurf (AUS), who is coming off a third-place podium finish at IRONMAN Lanzarote and a fifth-place early season finish at the Isuzu IRONMAN African Championship in South Africa. The professional men’s field will also feature Michael Weiss (AUT), Lukasz Wojt (DEU), Arnaud Guilloux (FRA), Mathias Petersen (DNK) and Dylan Magnien (FRA).

The women’s field is a lot smaller yet promises to be exciting with Laura Zimmerman (DEU), who finished fourth at this year’s Isuzu IRONMAN African Championship, taking on the likes of Lotte Wilms (NLD), Alexandra Tondeur (BEL), Simone Mitchell (GBR) and Jade Nicole Roberts (ZAF).

Ahead of travelling to Europe in preparation to take on this year’s IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria, Jade Nicole Roberts (ZAF) shares, “The reason I signed up for IRONMAN Austria is that I saw how beautiful the course looked and knew that it would suit my racing style. I’ve also never been to Austria before so it’s a beautiful opportunity to see a new country and culture. If I manage to get a qualification slot to race in Kailua-Kona, I’ll definitely take it. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to race an IRONMAN World championship and it’s a huge honor and privilege.”

She continues, “The race day plan doesn’t really change much if it’s a smaller field. You just don’t have anywhere to hide, and this is when you have to race smart. The pressure is on, and the smaller field will ensure a very tough and honest race, which is exciting. The field is looking competitive, I don’t underestimate anyone because we’ve all worked extremely hard, made sacrifices, and put in the hours to be ready for an IRONMAN. I am looking forward to racing these strong girls and putting a strong performance together.”

Here is the full 2023 IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria professional start list:

Bib Last NameFirst NameCountry
1TutukinIvanKAZ (Kazakhstan)
2WeissMichaelAUT (Austria)
3WojtLukaszDEU (Germany)
4GuillouxArnaudFRA (France)
5BrownleeAlistairGBR (United Kingdom)
6PetersenMathiasDNK (Denmark)
7WurfCameronAUS (Australia)
8MagnienDylanFRA (France)
9EngelhardtAdrianoCHE (Switzerland)
10PleseDavidSVN (Slovenia)
11BronsMilanNLD (Netherlands)
12FerreiraJoãoPRT (Portugal)
13VisticaAndrejHRV (Croatia)
14Van De WalleVincentBEL (Belgium)
15Aguayo MunozEmilioESP (Spain)
16EnzenbergerGeorgAUT (Austria)
17GoetstouwersStennBEL (Belgium)
18AngererThomasAUT (Austria)
19KandutschFlorianAUT (Austria)
20HammerleMaximilianAUT (Austria)
21RotherDavidDEU (Germany)
22GuyonFranckFRA (France)
23SoukupPetrCZE (Czech Republic)
24DrachlerTobiasDEU (Germany)
25SchoutenDaanNLD (Netherlands)
26Nybo RiisJesperDNK (Denmark)
27Van HemelTimBEL (Belgium)
28SchreinerGregorDEU (Germany)
29HohlriederMatthiasAUT (Austria)
30DeakZsomborROU (Romania)
31GuhrSebastianDEU (Germany)
32BirngruberChristianAUT (Austria)
33TürkMatthiasDEU (Germany)
35BadarGergőHUN (Hungary)
36AndersenBenjamin MarDNK (Denmark)
37MeyerTimDEU (Germany)
38MarkusseMarijnNLD (Netherlands)
39ScheltingaEvertNLD (Netherlands)
40De VosQuentinBEL (Belgium)
41HöingJanDEU (Germany)
Bib Last NameFirst NameCountry
45WilmsLotteNLD (Netherlands)
46ZimmermanLauraDEU (Germany)
47ObmannGabriele MariaAUT (Austria)
48TondeurAlexandraBEL (Belgium)
49IemmoloJulieFRA (France)
50MitchellSimoneGBR (United Kingdom)
51RobertsJade NicoleZAF (South Africa)
52ExenbergerSabrinaAUT (Austria)
54DornauerLisa-MariaAUT (Austria)
55HoaasMartineNOR (Norway)

IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle

Located in the heart of Europe, this unique race offers athletes a chance to swim in Germany, bike in France, and run in Luxembourg. This year, IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary edition of the event, with over 2 600 athletes taking part. The professional men and age-group men and women will be competing to secure a slot for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Lahti, Finland later this year.

The professional men’s field will see Rico Bogen (DEU) racing again after his impressive win at IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau powered by KraichgauEnergie last month. This time he won’t be flying under the radar having had a statement win which sure will put a target on his back going into IIRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle. The event will also see the appearance of Miki Taagholt (DNK) who will be wearing bib number 1. After a DNF at Athletic Brewing IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside in April, Taagholt will be looking for that confidence boosting win in a field featuring the likes of Gregory Barnaby (ITA), Justus Nieschlag (DEU), Filipe Azevedo (PRT) and Youri Keulen (NLD) to name but a few athletes who will be dreaming of that top podium spot come race day.

Here is the full 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle professional start list:

Bib Last NameFirst NameCountry
1TaagholtMikiDNK (Denmark)
2BarnabyGregoryITA (Italy)
3NieschlagJustusDEU (Germany)
4KeulenYouriNLD (Netherlands)
5AzevedoFilipePRT (Portugal)
6BogenRicoDEU (Germany)
7StratmannJanDEU (Germany)
8CostesAntonyFRA (France)
9KočařLukášCZE (Czech Republic)
10GoeschHenrikFIN (Finland)
11SvenningssonRasmusSWE (Sweden)
12CeccarelliMattiaITA (Italy)
13HinrichsJesseDEU (Germany)
14JarrigeYvanFRA (France)
15MattnerChristophDEU (Germany)
16ThalmannSvenCHE (Switzerland)
17BolbatMarcelDEU (Germany)
18NaeyaertLouisBEL (Belgium)
19ArentzFinnGBR (United Kingdom )
20BöttingerSamuelDEU (Germany)
21ElischerRenningDEU (Germany)
22Dias Lima TurteraRafaelBRA (Brazil)
23LudetCedricFRA (France)
24SteinwandterMatthiasITA (Italy)
25EmdeNickDEU (Germany)
26De KorteRobertNLD (Netherlands)
27BischofMarcelDEU (Germany)
28OosterdijkTomNLD (Netherlands)
29LauMariusDEU (Germany)
30JaisChristianDEU (Germany)
31BourgeoisMatthieuFRA (France)
32BoschThomasDEU (Germany)
33ComettaPatrickCHE (Switzerland)
34MendelOriISR (Israel)
35WestoverRichardDEU (Germany)
36Große-FreeseFinnDEU (Germany)
37BrannKevinCHE (Switzerland)
38ThompsonNickAUS (Australia)
39SchoberSebastianDEU (Germany)
40AltermattSvenCHE (Switzerland)

photo credits: IRONMAN Group

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